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Marion E. Tucker

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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Marion E. Tucker, son of the late Bailey and Edith Elliott Tucker, was born April 29, 1921, in Hollywood, Mo., and passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1,2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett at the age of 87.

He married Faye Huffines on March 11, 1956, in Hernando, Miss. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends March 11, 2006.

Marion served in then U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II for three years, Marion and his brother, Bill, were co-owners of Tucker Brothers, Inc. The family farm had been in the family for over 100 years. Marion farmed for 44 years. They grew strawberries, cotton, wheat, and soybeans. Marion lived within one mile of his home all his life.

He received the Dunklin County Farm Family of the Year award in 1958. He served as the Lulu Cemetery Association secretary and treasurer for over 30 years. He established the Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, coordinated the installation of the cemetery monument, and planted flowers around it, and blacktopped the cemetery roads and also installed the flag pole and the U.S. flag. He knew his history, facts, and lots of information on families buried at Lulu or had lots there.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Tucker, of Senath; two daughters, Linda Gail Greaney and husband, Joseph, of Piggott, Ark., and Mary Susan Monson and husband, Kenneth, of Houston, Texas; one brother, Bill Tucker and wife, Sandra, of Senath; one sister, Edna Dowless, of Monette, Ark.; four grandchildren, Joey Crawford, Jr., Erica Payne and husband, Josh, and Mark and Michelle Greaney; one great-grandchild, Adyson Payne and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with Raymond Lasley officiating.

Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Greaney, Mike Greaney, Joey Crawford, Josh Payne, Ken Monson and Harold Lee Watson.

Memorials may be made to the Lulu Cemetery.

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